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Mark A. Goldman is an author, financial planner and was a candidate for president of the United States in 2008 and 2012. His new book called "Starting Over" is available for download free as a pdf file at this address: www.gpln.com/starting_over.pdf
Your Freedom or Your Shoes
What do you think is more important to you, your freedom or the stylishness of your shoes? In my experience, most Americans find the stylishness of their shoes to be more important than their freedom... even more important than whether or not their children and grandchildren will live in freedom.
Thursday, May 8, 2014(2 comments)
Crimes of the State
I'm only mentioning a few here for you who are just tuning in, just beginning to look at what all the fuss is about... what you have to look forward to if you continue to wonder why things in the good 'ol USA and elsewhere aren't going as well as they used to.
The United States as we once knew it, or thought we did, is finished.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Declaration of Legitimate Government
I wrote this some time ago but considering how our rights and freedoms have degraded even more since it was first published, it's worth reading again.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Moving the Trim Tab
You only have to act in your own self interest even if is a bit inconvenient for awhile. If you can't find the self respect to retain your freedom, you are surely going to lose it. And if you're black, you're going to lose it again, which is doubly tragic.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013(1 comments)
Love is not a Feeling
To love we have to unlearn those things we came to believe and live by, that were never really true... and keep searching for what is really true. Who we are, how we're being, is what we teach.
Monday, August 12, 2013(5 comments)
The American People Are Not Sheep
That fear of the truth results--when combined with the same fear in the rest of us--in the death, destruction, impoverishment, and great suffering of peoples who never deserved and don't deserve to be treated that way, yet continue to be treated that way, because there's not yet enough of us to stand up and stop it.
Don't Make Me Laugh
What Bradley Manning did was what was required of him and of all of us under the circumstances... which is to say, to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all its enemies foreign and domestic.
Thursday, July 25, 2013(4 comments)
What we can do about the NSA and our Freedoms
We all need to upgrade our courage and integrity. The NSA, and others, have destroyed the integrity of the internet and our communications systems. It is wrong for us to accept this. We don't have to. Here's one thing we can do...
Sunday, December 18, 2011(13 comments)
I'm Supporting Rocky Anderson for President
Anderson seems to want the same things I want. Essentially, I just want our children and grandchildren to have the future they deserve: a place to live where they have the opportunity to reach their full human potential, where all peoples live in peace and enjoy the full measure of freedom and universal human rights.
My Second Letter To Protestors
If you're going to protest against "the system" it's important that you first understand how the system is supposed to work. Don't assume you and everyone else already know. Even some of our most brilliant commentators sometimes make mistakes or lose perspective.
Time to Tell the Truth: Obama Ought to be Impeached
The President of the United States does not have permission to commit murder or any other crime. Period. No one else does either. If the president has no authority to commit murder, he has no right or authority to give anyone else permission to commit murder or to break any other law. We have a criminal government.
Saturday, May 14, 2011(3 comments)
Why is the Fed Managing the Economy?
The president has no clue. He understands economics about as well as he understands the Constitution, which is not at all. By understand, I mean really understands the purpose and wisdom of what the founders had in mind to the point of dedicating his life to preserving and protecting it. He doesn't understand it.
Osama bin Laden: our gift from God
Osama bin Laden, with help from God, swept aside the veil behind which America's decline had gone unnoticed. We should cherish and be thankful for the opportunity God is giving us before it is too late.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
What You Need To Know To Save Your Ass - Part 2
The Fed was entrusted to perform a sacred duty for which they have a fiduciary1 responsibility to perform: to manage the money supply for the benefit of the economy, which is to say, The People, or society as a whole. That duty precludes them from profiting over and above a legitimate remuneration for carrying out its essential duties. If they betray the trust implied by that fiduciary duty, they ought to be removed...
Wednesday, April 20, 2011(17 comments)
What You Need to Know to Save Your Ass - Part 1
The ruling elite doesn't want us to know what those solutions are and they're doing everything possible to make sure we never understand what we can do to help ourselves. But in a few words, I'm going to tell you right now what the problem is and what you can do about it:
Tuesday, April 5, 2011(3 comments)
I was a juror and today I feel like I'm the one who put the last nail in the coffin of justice. I did my job, but I couldn't deliver justice. I participated in a system that no longer works and by doing so allowed the illusion to persist that we are a nation of laws and that justice in America is blind. In so doing I helped validate a system that allows injustice to persist.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Time to Change
The United States treats people living in the Middle East with the same attitude southern whites treated blacks in the days of Jim Crow: we take their dignity away by denying them their freedom, their power, their basic human rights.
The Lesson of Repression
If you want to fly these days, there's a high probability that you will be given two choices. The choices are: subject yourself to potentially harmful x-rays as you allow a stranger to view your naked body or, be patted down by someone you don't know in a manner that others have described as humiliating, demeaning, and emotionally debilitating.
When All Else Fails
It is a common belief that we are safer than other members of the human race because of where we live and who our neighbors are. The truth is, whatever level of safety we enjoy at the moment there are no guarantees now on which any of us can depend.
Saturday, June 19, 2010(11 comments)
Here's What Makes The Bible a Holy Magical Book
Maybe God is Not the Fool You Think He Is...
Learning how to be a thoughtful, compassionate, responsible human being is what it means to grow up. Some people never do. Some people take longer than others to grow up simply because they have become trapped in religion's illusions and stupidities.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Will some journalist please pose this question to our lawmakers and get an answer before they vote on this bill.
Obama loses it
So now it is now more clear than ever that there is no hope at all among the leading three candidates that any one of them has the courage, the consciousness, or the capacity to lead this country out of its quagmire.
Friday, April 18, 2008(1 comments)
Complaining Accomplishes Nothing
Have you noticed that all this complaining that commentators engage in accomplishes very little? What would accomplish something? There is only one course of action that can make a difference now. If you have a better idea, I'd like to hear it.
No Such Thing as a Spoiler
Since Clinton and Obama both agree that there's no such thing as a "spoiler" it would be fitting, proper, courageous, and right for both of these candidates to defend the right of non-party candidates, such as Ralph Nader and others, to have their voices heard during this campaign.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
What's going on with our money?
Large and well endowed economies like the US can choose to make, sell, or engage in any number of activities and do so effectively. But US policy makers have decided to concentrate the country's energies in one specific area, and that strategic focus, while once successful, is leading the country to its inevitable decline and ruin.
Sunday, March 23, 2008(4 comments)
No one is leading
The American people have no one leading the charge for the restoration of the Constitution and the rule of law.
Thursday, March 20, 2008(1 comments)
Just a Distraction
This presidential campaign is just a distraction and we all will pay a heavy price for it. Neither Obama nor Clinton are telling the truth bout how it is or how we got here.
Simple Strategy for Deciding Who to Vote For
If they haven't been doing what you think they should have been doing all along... as citizens and/or as public servants, you can be pretty well sure you will feel the same way 5 years from now.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Guantanamo Comes to Main Street U.S.A.
Our silence and indifference to the plight of others is what allows this kind of thing to happen. You probably won't get a better wake up call than this. No doubt bad public relations will force this kind of evidence into dark corners. The question is, will we wake up, or will we remain silent until something like this happens to someone we know and care about... or maybe to a lot of people we know and care about?
Wednesday, January 30, 2008(2 comments)
Here's Your Chance to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
I see that someone is exploring whether or not there is interest in having Ralph Nader run for President in 2008.
I for one am interested in having him run and would support his candidacy. I would do so because I believe that of all the people who have been candidates for President in recent memory he would make the best president.
Remembering Marting Luther King and Others
His contribution and the contribution of all who helped make him what he was-which is to say, all those who marched, boycotted, broke the rules, sat at lunch counters and on buses, got dog bit, hand cuffed, fire hosed, jailed and billy clubbed so that he might have a platform on which to speak-cannot be properly honored with fancy words or platitudes.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
A Thought for the New Year
...consider what kind of society we might have if each of us had the following attitude about ourselves, our place of employment, and the larger society in which we operate?
Thursday, November 1, 2007(2 comments)
Your Prayers Have Been Answered
This is a message to all who believe in God and pray for peace (and also to all who desire peace and do not believe in God).
Sunday, October 28, 2007(2 comments)
The Last Man Standing
Somehow people who are out to fight evil are never at a loss at finding evil in whoever seems to be in their way now, or might be in the future. In that consciousness, the only real way to get rid of evil once and for all will be when the only folks left are The Last Man Standing... and his or her slaves.
I Can Show You How To Build An Empire
The problem is that these would-be builders of empire have no imagination or finesse. They haven't the sense to look at history and see that what they are doing was already tried before and failed. They repeat the same stupidities like greedy idiot lemmings... Building an Empire might actually be a good idea if, it weren't always being pursued by idiots and fools.
Friday, October 19, 2007(4 comments)
The Democrats don't know when to fight and they don't know when to compromise... or maybe they just have a different agenda than the one they advertise.